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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Newark And Sherwood
Town
Staunton-in-the-vale
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: C2010
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61723
Current location

In the new burial grounds
down the Church Walk
St Marys Church
High Street
Staunton-in-the-vale
Newark And Sherwood
Nottinghamshire
NG13 9PE
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 805 438
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
A Lancaster propeller blade mounted on local limestone top stone with pointed stone plinth base. Two slate tablets with incised lettering and double straight line border, mounted flat in front of propeller.
Inscription
Tablet, left: This memorial is to/ commemorate the lives of/ the crew of Lancaster W4270/ which crashed one mile/ North West of this site/ on the 18th February 1943/ "Per Purum Tonates"/ "Thundering through the clean air" Tablet, right: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,occupation
    Order of information: rank,occupation,surname
Components
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: depth 200mm, height 800mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 900mm, height 400mm, width 1400mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listing information
Condition
History
c2011: Regular cleaning of propeller. A Memorial Maintenance Fund has been set up by Miss Annie Hogg. 2010: Replacement of original, degraded brass plaques with slate tablets. Repainting of propeller.
Costs

Memorial: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
Mr. E Staunton and Miss Annie Hogg.
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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